Mashpee, Wellfleet to Receive Clean Energy Project Grants

BOSTON –Two Cape Cod towns are among 72 across the state getting money for clean energy projects.

Governor Charlie Baker awarded $14,043,257 in Green Communities competitive grants on Monday, the largest in the program’s seven year history.

Mashpee is getting $98,932, while Wellfleet will receive $120,423.

The Department of Energy Resources has awarded over $80 million to Green Communities grants since the program’s inception.

“Today’s grant announcement is the largest award in the Green Communities program history and represents our Administration’s commitment to supporting clean energy efforts for our partners in cities and towns across Massachusetts,” said Baker.

“The projects funded by these grants will allow cities and towns across the Commonwealth to reinvest their energy savings in vital public services like schools, public safety, and local infrastructure.”

Under the Green Communities Act, cities and towns must meetfive criteriato be designated a Green Community and receive funding.

The grants provide financial support for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that further the designated communities’ clean energy goals.

The grants announced today fund a range projects from ventilation system upgrades and high efficiency lighting to installation of insulation and energy management systems at municipal buildings and facilities.

Also included are projects to install LED streetlights, oil-to-gas heating system conversions, electric vehicles, and electric vehicles charging stations.

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